“The bravest sailor I ever met”

March 30, 201510:10 amMarch 30, 2015 10:13 am

Beneath the war memorial in Stanton Lacy churchyard [SO 495 788 off the B4365 northwest of Ludlow] is a very special plaque to one of Shropshire’s First World War VCs. “In honoured memory, Able Seaman William Charles Williams VC Royal Navy, who gained his country’s highest award for valour on 25th April 1915 at Gallipoli. […]


How our local postman became a BIG GUN.

March 26, 20154:59 pm

Joseph Alexander Morris, of Whettleton Hill near Craven Arms, is recorded as a postman in both the 1901 and 1911 censuses. He also appears on the Shrewsbury Postal District War Memorial and the Craven Arms war memorial at Stokesay, despite having survived the war. When members of the Craven Arms and District History Group traced […]


St Chad’s Great War Remembrance Service 18 March 2015

March 23, 20154:30 pm

Second Lieutenant Frank Harold Elwin, 3rd Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Wiltshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915, aged 19. Remembered at Cockshutt and Shrewsbury School Second Lieutenant Guy Barnett, 5th Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 12 March 1915, aged 24. Remembered at Church Stretton. Private Joseph Williams, 6275, 1st Bn. […]


Exhibition Delayed

March 16, 20153:25 pm

Qube exhibition FRACTURE: WW1 to 21st Century Healing cancelled until September 2015. We regret to inform you that FRACTURE: WW1 to 21st Century Healing exhibition and opening event has to be postponed due to a serious and unavoidable technical fault in the final stages of production. Qube were really excited to be able to bring […]


Extracts from the Shrewsbury Chronicle

March 16, 20152:32 pmMarch 16, 2015 2:39 pm

Public Notice. Defence of the Realm Act, 1914. Possession of Firearms, Ammunition, or Explosives. Residents of the County of Salop (other than Members of His Majesty’s Forces) who have in their possession any Firearms, Ammunition, or Explosives, are requested to kindly furnish particulars to the Superintendent of Police of the District in which they reside […]


Shropshire Anniversaries 11 March 2015

March 16, 20152:26 pm

Lives remembered at St Chad’s Great War Remembrance Service – 11 March 2015 Captain Henry Trelss Watson of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) attached to the 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry died on the sixth of March. He is remembered on the Bitterley Memorial. Private Charles Jones, Regimental ID G/913, of The Buffs (East […]


News from the Shrewsbury Chronicle

March 9, 201512:15 pm

Friday, February 26, 1915 SOCKS for the Shropshires – Four parcels have been despatched from Wyle Cop Girls’ School, Shrewsbury, to the Shropshires at the front, and one girl received the following letter from one of the recipients: W coy, 2nd Shropshires. “Dear Little Friend – Thank you very much for the parcel which we […]


Discovering the First World War

March 5, 201512:17 pm

The HISTORY MAKERS project focuses on interviewing people about members of their family who have fought or have had experiences in the First World War. We have been asking them to share with us any memorabilia like photos, documents, medals even the souvenir tins given to soldiers at Christmas 1914.  We are going to make […]


WWI History Makers visit Shropshire Archives

March 5, 201511:59 am

As part of the Longden, Ford, Rea Valley WW1 Digital Archive Project which was launched at Mary Webb School in Pontesbury  on 25th June 2014, students from the school visited the Shropshire Archives in Shrewsbury.  During the visit, students were given a tour and a talk by Mrs Liz Young, who had sorted out a […]


Great War Remembrance Service 18 February 2015

March 5, 20159:48 amMarch 5, 2015 9:53 am

Great War Remembrance Service a St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury 18 February 2015 The men we remember on this day fought for their comrades and loved ones. Private Stephen John Bowen, Regimental ID 10285, of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry was killed on the twelfth of Febuary. He is remembered at the Leebotwood memorial. Private Ernest Jones, […]

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